dispirited


dispirited
adjective
1. marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
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a dispirited and divided Party

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reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

Syn: ↑listless
Similar to: ↑spiritless
Derivationally related forms: ↑listlessness (for: ↑listless), ↑dispiritedness
2. filled with melancholy and despondency
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gloomy at the thought of what he had to face

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gloomy predictions

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a gloomy silence

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took a grim view of the economy

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the darkening mood

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lonely and blue in a strange city

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depressed by the loss of his job

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a dispirited and resigned expression on her face

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downcast after his defeat

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feeling discouraged and downhearted

Syn:
Similar to: ↑dejected
Derivationally related forms: ↑lowness (for: ↑low), ↑downheartedness (for: ↑downhearted), ↑dispiritedness, ↑gloominess (for: ↑gloomy), ↑low-spiritedness (for: ↑low-spirited)

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  • dispirited — index despondent, disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Dispirited — Dispirit Dis*pir it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispirited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispiriting}.] [Pref. dis + spirit.] 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage. [1913 Webster] Not dispirited with my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dispirited — [[t]dɪspɪ̱rɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are dispirited, you have lost your enthusiasm and excitement. I left eventually at six o clock feeling utterly dispirited and depressed. Syn: dejected …   English dictionary

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